From Facebook, apparently, it’s been an interesting week at Josiah’s in Sioux Falls:
July 16: Yay, business is great…
July 20th – again, Yay, record business…..
Today – OH MY GOD THEY’RE BRINGING IN DIRTY BUMS TO MY BUSINESS!
And to supplement that, I’m hearing he called a press conference on it at 10:30.
Am I the only one scratching their head over his praising the business coming from the homeless people , and then howling “This is YOUR coffeehouse – NOT THEIRS.”
Say a bar owner opened a brand new fancy bar. And because of it’s location, theme, etc, whatever, it began to be frequented by a significant number of members of the LGBT community, and the bar owner was a bit homophobic. What would Hildy’s position be if the bar owner started posting on facebook “This is YOUR bar – NOT THEIRS.”
It seems more than a bit elitist and snobbish to complain that these paying customers are being hauled in by his political opponents who are buying them food there.
If they were just taking up space and denying paying customers, that’s one thing. But praising their business one week, and then holding a press conference the next to complain about it?
What do you think? And would you turn people away from your business if they weren’t of your economic class?